Electrician's Licence - Western Australia


You will need this licence if you intend to operate as or carry on a business as an unsupervised electrician undertaking electrical work. Electrical work includes electrical installation work, electrical fitting work and electrical equipment work.

This licence does not authorise you to act as an electrical contractor. If you are not employed by someone who holds an electrical contractor's licence or an in-house electrical installing work licence (e.g. you are a sole trader), then you will also need the appropriate one of those licences.

Please consult the Contact Officer for more information.

Service type


A licence defines the need to obtain recognition / certification and registration to undertake a certain business activity.

Eligibility requirements

To be eligible for this licence you must:

  • have successfully completed an apprenticeship, or a course or skills training programme approved by the Electrical Licensing Board, or a VET course
  • satisfy the Board that you have the required experience and / or training for the type of work to be carried out under the licence
  • have passed all examinations or have been exempted by the Board from the requirement of passing any examinations
  • satisfy the Board that you have been assessed as satisfactory in relation to safety issues
  • satisfy the Board that you are a fit and proper person to hold this licence
  • comply with the fit and proper requirements for electrical workers.

Please consult the Contact Officer for more information regarding eligibility requirements.


Up to 5 years


Fees Details for this service in table format.

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Fees are listed on the attached document.


Act(s) name

Electricity Act 1945 Western Australia

Regulation(s) name

Electricity (Licensing) Regulations 1991 Western Australia

Application process


To obtain your licence you must submit your completed application form alongside all required documentation and the prescribed fee.

Administering agency

Department of Mines, Industry Regulation and Safety

Building and Energy

Contact details

Contact Email, Phone and Address Details for this service in simple two column table format, header then data.

Please use these contact details for help or more information:

Electrical and Gas Licensing Enquiries

Building and Energy

Department of Mines, Industry Regulation and Safety

Operating address: Mason Bird Building
Level 1
303 Sevenoaks Street
Cannington, Western Australia 6107
Mailing address: LOCKED BAG 100
East Perth, Western Australia 6892
Phone: 08 6251 2000
Email: energylicensing@dmirs.wa.gov.au
Website: Building and Energy (Opens in new window)